Looking for Therapeutic Small Animals: The Nature Connection
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The Nature Connection is seeking small animal "volunteers" with therapeutic/educational potential to share at our program sites.
The Nature Connection provides hands-on, educational and therapeutic programs to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities: at-risk youth, people with disabilities, and elders - including individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Through the use of plants, natural materials, and live animals, we bring the joys of nature indoors.
How you can help: Join our Animal Caretaker Team!
If you have animals with therapeutic potential, let us "borrow" them for daytime programs.
- Rabbits, Chinchillas, Guinea pigs
- Rats, Ducks, Chickens
- Turtles, Lizards, Snakes
- If you have another sweet animal, let us know!
Animals must be gentle and comfortable with being handled. Animals must be available to be picked-up or dropped-off 2-3 times per month during weekdays.
The Nature Connection conducts a behavioral screening for all potential program animals and can assist in obtaining a Health Certificate from a vet.
We also take human volunteers!
Check out our website at www.nature-connection.org
Find us on Instagram: the_nature_connection and Facebook: The Nature Connection
We'll work with your schedule.
Office is located at 40 Stow StreetPrograms take place in various locationsConcord, MA 01742
- Elder care
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Youth Services
- Environmental Education
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- 2-4 hours per month
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays; Training & Background Check for human volunteers (even those accompanying pets)